After studying at the Technical University and Art School in Budapest he moved to Weimar, where he continued to study under Gropius’ direction. Here he designed the Red Cube house and with Gropius contributed to The Small Apartment at the CIAM conference. He became a leading exponent of the International Style and a member of the Magyar Aktivizmus working from Germany and from Hungary. In 1933 he collaborated with Marcel Breuer but he refused to move to US and instead returned to Budapest to continue his studies and work. He died still young during the Soviet siege of his city.